Hit the ‘off’ button

Hit the ‘off’ button

Electronics are an ever-present pastime for many children with access to tablets, cell phones and laptops. Their hours of texting, web-browsing and other activities on hand-held devices might grow even more endless during lazy summer days, but the new school year marks a good time to form better habits. More green time – meaning time […]

Amazing Orchards

Amazing Orchards

DIY (“do it yourself”) doesn’t only apply to home repairs. Picking fresh fruits and vegetables not far from your home is a hands-on activity everyone from the smallest to the tallest can enjoy. The 810Kids! team has assembled an orchard guide and a few tips to help turn outings that bring nutrition into your household […]

Take to the Trails

Take to the Trails

Heading outdoors can have more benefits than getting fresh air. When it comes to spending family time, the benefits of stretching your legs together have been shown to strengthen both physical fitness and emotional bonds. Our 810Kids! team has assembled a local trail guide and a few tips to help make family hikes even more […]

Tons of fun

Tons of fun

Make late summer memories with family and friends before the pace of the school year kicks in. Our Tons of Fun Guide features loads of active things to do and places to explore across Genesee County, such as For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum’s annual Monarch Festival, the Genesee County State Fair and Crim’s Festival of […]

Healthy Grilling

Healthy Grilling

This 810 Kids! feature is a part of our monthly digital issue sponsored by the Michigan Fitness Foundation and its supporters the Crim Fitness Foundation, Genesee Intermediate School District and TheHUB Flint.  Subscribe to receive the full newsletter. Adding more lean meats and vegetables to what you cook and serve your family is a lot easier when […]

Fun with fruits and veggies

Fun with fruits and veggies

It’s one thing to tell children about nutrition’s importance, but proof is on the plate. Leah Cox, SNAP Ed program manager for Genesee Intermediate School District, is helping families in the community learn that nutritious food can also be enjoyable. A series of free samplings of fruit and vegetable recipes will welcome guests to taste […]

Swim Safe: Tips for staying safe at the pool

Swim Safe: Tips for staying safe at the pool

This 810 Kids! feature is a part of our monthly digital issue sponsored by the Michigan Fitness Foundation and its supporters the Crim Fitness Foundation, Genesee Intermediate School District and TheHUB Flint.  Subscribe to receive the full newsletter. Dr. T. Jann Caison-Sorey, senior medical director at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, says the swimming pool can […]

Crim cooks up a nutritious message at Flint Farmers’ Market

Crim cooks up a nutritious message at Flint Farmers’ Market

The truth is most Americans could stand to eat a little healthier.  Whether or not that’s true in your household, almost everyone enjoys the taste of fresh food. The Crim Fitness Foundation makes its presence known in a booth at the Flint Farmers’ Market to help remind shoppers and visitors of the fresh food choices […]

Taming Textures! There are many ways to tempt your taste buds

Taming Textures! There are many ways to tempt your taste buds

It’s not only the taste or appearance of vegetables that can leave a parent with the challenge of convincing children to eat them. Sometimes it’s the way veggies hit the palette. Words like “slimy” or “fuzzy” aren’t usually a good sign when kids use them to describe foods they’re sampling. But as every person’s taste […]

Rock your broc!

Rock your broc!

The right presentation can be key to getting more fruits and vegetables from plates into bellies. Whether incorporated as an ingredient in flavorful recipes or seasoned and served as a snack or side dish, broccoli can make for a versatile and tasty treat. Dice and toss raw broccoli in a salad. Pour lemon juice or […]

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